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Thurman Alexander Head
Birth: May 23, 1921
Lampasas County
Texas, USA
Death: Nov. 30, 2012
Mills County
Texas, USA

James Welsh Head b. 1883 1964
Lufa Owens Head b. 1889 1977

Vonnie Mae Head 1912 2002
Eleanor Head 1914 2009
Ola B. Head 1916 2004
Lucy Nadine Head 1921 2012
Ruby Carene Head 1925 2001

Syble Alyene Miller b. 1922

Tommy Head
Kathy Head

Thurman Alexander Head, the fifth child and only son of Jimmy and Lufa Head, was born in Center City in 1921 and moved with his family to Lometa in 1922. He finished Lometa High School, John Tarleton College in Stephenville, and graduated from A & M Univeristy in 1943. From there he went directly into World War II, and for 44 months, he served in the Quartermaster Remount Division of the Army, attaining the rank of Captain. His overseas duty was in India and Burma.

When he returned home in 1946, he married Syble Alyene Miller, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Miller of Pleasant Grove, Mills County.

Thurman taught in the Veterans' School of Lampasas County from 1946 to 1953, then he became the Vocational Agriculture teacher in Lometa High School. One of his contributions to the Lometa School was the organization and implementation of the first school rodeo program in this area. For several years while they were in Lometa, Syble was organist of the Lometa Methodist Church and taught private piano classes.Thurman was also very active in the Lometa Methodist Church where he taught Sunday school classes, sang in the choir, & worked with the Methodist Youth groups (MYF) in the church district including, Lometa, Goldthwaite, San Saba, & Lampasas. Every year at Christmas he was responsible for organizing the Lometa church youth in caroling for all the shut-ins in Lometa.

In 1958 Thurman, Syble and family moved to the place they bought in Mills County, between Lometa and Goldthwaite, where they began ranching. Thurman taught Vocational Agriculture in the Goldthwaite High School, and started the school rodeo program there. The present T. A. Head Rodeo Arena is named for him.

Thurman and Syble were very much involved in civic and church activities in Goldthwaite. Syble continued to teach music and play the organ for their church and for funerals and weddings.

They own and have been living on the Pigfoot Ranch in Mills County, Payne Gap area.

They have two children, both of whom were born in Lampasas County. Tommy, (m.Wynona Wasserman),and Kathy Head Campbell.

Thurman and his wife, life-long love and companion, Syble have been living at the Retirement home in Goldthwaite the last few years, due to Syble's failing health.

Thurman Head
Posted: Saturday, December 1, 2012 6:49 pm
GOLDTHWAITE Funeral services for Thurman Head, 91, of Goldthwaite, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3, at the First United Methodist Church with pastor Carlos Cloyd assisted by Doug Holtzclaw, Stewart Farrell and Kevin Brown officiating. Burial will follow in Goldthwaite Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Stacy-Wilkins Funeral Home.

He died Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, in Goldthwaite.

He was born May 23, 1921, in Center City, to James Welch (J.W.) Head and Lufa (Owens) Head. He was married to Syble Miller on Aug. 11, 1946, in Pleasant Grove. He was a teacher and a rancher. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Syble Head of Goldthwaite; children, Tommy Head and wife Wynona of Goldthwaite and Kathi Campbell and Sam of Star; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren; and a host of relatives.

He was preceded in death by five sisters, Vonnie Price, Eleanor Head, Ola B. Landers, Nadine Core and Ruby Brazil.
Family links: 
  James Welch Head (1883 - 1964)
  Lufa Owens Head (1889 - 1977)
  Eleanor Head (1914 - 2009)*
  Thurman Alexander Head (1921 - 2012)
*Calculated relationship
Goldthwaite Cemetery
Mills County
Texas, USA
Created by: Lynda Duncan Miles
Record added: Nov 30, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 101530131
Thurman Alexander Head
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In your memory. Thank you for your UNselfish service to our country in the military & your continued service to your communities. Not world-famous, but touched the ones who knew you. Condolences to the family, friends & associates. Rest In PEACE
- JohnRobert Mauney
 Added: Jul. 9, 2013
Thurman, it was our intense and deep pleasure to know you, and be related to you and Syble. You were such a wonderful man an humanitarian, a true Southern Gentleman and Christian. You touched a changed many lives. God Bless and keep you and your family...(Read more)
- Joe and Lynda Miles
 Added: Dec. 3, 2012
You will be sorely missed, dear cousin. Knowing God wrapped his arms around you in welcome in Heaven, for you were one of his finest creations. Our thoughts and prayers are with Syble and the children. It was a sheer pleasure having you in our lives.
- Lynd a and Joe Miles
 Added: Nov. 30, 2012
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